Huey Newton and the Fight for Rights Makyla Jones

"The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man" -Huey Newton
Huey Newton is a revolutionary best known for founding the Black Panther Party. Newton has impacted American culture by overcoming his struggles and fighting injustices for equality of all races.
Throughout school, Newton continuously ran into trouble. By the time he reached high school, he was barely literate and had racked up several suspensions and arrests. However, he worked to turn his future around. He began to dedicate himself in school and ended up obtaining a Ph.D. in social philosophy.
While in college, Huey Newton formed a bond with a man named Bobby Seale. Together, they founded the Black Panther Party in order to protect African Americans and fight for equality for people of all backgrounds. Despite his struggles, he took control and ended up making a major difference.
The Black Panther Party is often misunderstood, but they were originally created to protect African Americans from police brutality. However they also provided free meals and education to those in need, as well as, helping to find jobs and housing.
Huey Newton and Bobby Seale were very meticulous in the planning of the Black Panther Party. They created a signature look to embrace their culture and established a set of rules for members to abide by in order to keep the group running.

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The Black Panther Party has made great strides in the progression of African Americans as a whole. They remain an inspiration to people today as many continue to fight for the same rights. Huey Newton has created a sense of unity and helped to obtain equality despite race and background.

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Created with images by CIRonline - "Huey Newton speech" • Elvert Barnes - "08.03.MFM.BPP.WDC.15oct00" • osseous - "June 8-14, 2011" • skeeze - "clasped hands comfort hands" • Elvert Barnes - "08.02.MFM.BPP.WDC.15oct00" • Abode of Chaos - "Angela Davis, painted portrait IMG_6925003" • BarbaraBonanno - "share one for all and all for"

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